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Parenting Babies

Having a baby is a life changing experience for most parents. As a parent, you find yourself living a life that is different from everything you have experienced before - and that is a good thing. While your baby's needs comes first, that doesn't mean that your life should be put on pause. 

In this section you can find useful tips on how to connect with your baby from their first moments of life so you can make the most of this magical time. At the same time, you can read more on how you can take care of yourself while raising a baby and finding a balance between parenthood and adulthood. 

Finally, here is where you can read more about what other parents with babies say about the benefits of playgroup. Being able to socialise with someone who is in a similar situation as yours is by far the top benefit for parents to attend playgroup, but this is not all...

  • Raising Children Network

    Fri 11-Nov-16

    Bonding with your child can take different shapes, depending on the stage of development your child is at. This video will help you learn some everyday practical ways you can use to connect and communicate with your 0-6 month old baby.

  • Raising Children Network

    Fri 11-Nov-16

    Talking with your baby helps with bonding and it also helps them to learn and develop language and communication skills. Watch this video to find out some practical ways you can use to connect with your 7-17 month year old baby.

  • Raising Children Network

    Fri 11-Nov-16

    Babies give cues about their immediate needs throught their behaviour and body language. It's important to accurately identify and understand your baby's cues to offer them what they need. Watching these videos--change to: In the Play Baby area of our website, you can view a series of videos produced by Raising Children Network (including link: raisingchildren.net.au) that will help you discover some useful tips & tricks to help you understand your baby's signals and respond to their needs.

  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Wed 14-Dec-16

    Is your baby keeping you awake at night? Do you usually get just a few hours of sleep every night and then have to rush through the day with your energy tank empty?

    Sleep deprivation occurs often in parents with young babies, so don’t beat yourself up just yet. There are ways to overcome the lack of sleep - and one of them is by making sure that you get enough energy from eating a healthy diet.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Tue 15-Nov-16

    Parents suffering from perinatal depression can find support in dedicated or community playgroups. Click to find out more.

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Playgroup of the Month

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We value all our playgroups and their amazing stories. This is why, each month, we want you to meet one of them, hopefully their stories will inspire you.

This month, the focus is on Arcadia Playgroup. The determination of this special group of people will surely inspire you.

Play Activities

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Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).

Featured Video

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With funding from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, Playgroup NSW, is piloting a special playgroup for refugee families in South West Sydney.  We are running this playgroup in partnership with SSI (Settlement Services International), NSW’s largest settlement agency and service provider to new humanitarian arrivals and asylum seekers.

Featured Article

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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.

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